Sep 3, 2010 5:30pm PDT
today. >>> physicist stephen hawking is best known for his complex theories about the universe but now has set the twitter universe on fire in a debate about god. hawking became the top trending topic after an excerpt of his new book presented his beliefs that a creator is unnecessary for the universe to exist. his theory is the creation of the universe was an inevitable consequence of the laws of physics to which someone in our newsroom answered, okay, stephen hawking, explain this -- how do you make a pair of cute baby pandas? don't answer that. that's, of course, between two consenting pandas, but this is a cute pair of baby pandas making their debut at a japanese zoo. brother and sister, three weeks old. they have already quadrupled in weight to a healthy 1.5 pounds each. >>> about that story we did recently about teenagers' addictions to cell phones. it was fairly accusatory. then today came this nugget. two-thirds of adults say the phone is either in or next to the bed at night, though the younger you are the more likely that is. 90% of americans between 18 and 29 curl up with th
Sep 5, 2010 6:00am PDT
. >>> jetblue says flight attendant stephen slater no longer works there. slater, of course, captured the nation's attention last month when he went on a tirade and jumped down the plane's emergency chute. at that time, he was suspended, pending the outcome of an investigation. an airline memo told employees the whole incident did not take into account the harm that could be caused by emergency slides which are deployed with a potentially deadly amount of force. >>> and finally, this morning, the national buffalo wing festival is being held this weekend in the birthplace of this favorite food, buffalo, new york, of course. that's where the wing lovers showed up in droves and there he is, competitive eater, joey "the jaws" chestnut, competed against five-member teams to see who could eat the most wings in seven minutes. chestnut came in second. he ate just under three pounds. the event fittingly sponsored by pepto-bismol. and we should know again, one guy taking on five guys, finishes second. >> yeah. we remember joey just a few months ago. he's the famous hot dog eater over here at coney island.
Sep 20, 2010 7:00am PDT
's emergency rescue of the auto industry. stephen, good morning, i apologize, i was running. >> running is good for you. >> running in and out. why did you write this book? >> because i thought this was an enormous accomplishment by the obama administration. a singular accomplishment for which there was a beginning, a middle and almost an end and i thought the country deserved to understand. >> you're a guy who does not need the money, you do not need the attention, you don't need trouble and you know that you have talked about some of the things in this book that are going to capture some headlines and as a smart guy, you knew those would capture attention. did you think about it? >> i thought people would take a look at the book in its entirety. it was not some effort to telltales or talk out of school. >> but you do include some anecdotes of some interactions that you had with some key members of the administration. rahm emanuel denies some of the things that you say he said in the book, but one thing in particular you talk about buy it was important to bail out gm is that there were thousan
Sep 23, 2010 6:00am EDT
. if everybody voted, it would be one thing. >> the pathetic thing is it takes jon stewart and stephen colbert to make a rally. no one seems to get the sen thrifts out there. it takes two tv comics in a sense to have everybody yelling. >> pennsylvania, open seat in pennsylvania, pat tomb many leads democrat joe sestak 49-44. >> five points. that is something. you say democratic pollsters are keeping a poker face right now. looking at these numbers in the blue states, mark, have to be very nervous. >> they're very nervous. their hope remains to spend the money they have. in a lot of races democrats are sitting on money to try to demonized these republicans and limb nate nate them. the message voters want to hear is the one republicans in a disciplined way are peddling. change washington, put a check on barack obama, nancy pelosi and harry reid. >> one place where democrats are happy right now. one place, a place that things could have been so different. >> they could be different. in delaware, democratic chris coons leads republicaning opponent christine o'donnell 55% to 39%. >> look at the nex